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Painting for All - Part-time


Course outline

This 10 week course is aimed at both beginners and those with some experience/ knowledge of painting.

The course will cover an introduction to mark- making with paint, colour theory and the use of materials/ equipment.

It will also cover 2D formal elements such as composition, creating depth and perspective through a series of exercises.

During the latter part of the course, you will have the opportunity to create a finished painting on either canvas or paper as guided by the tutor.

The tutor, Denise Weston, is currently an Art & Design tutor at Nottingham College and practising Fine Artist. She worked in Adult Education for 7 years prior to this at The University of Nottingham. She holds both a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art (First Class) and an MA in Fine Art - Painting. Denise has exhibited nationally and internationally and been the recipient of several awards for her work by Arts Council England- latest being in 2017

How to enrol onto this course

It is no longer possible to enrol on this course, however, we may be running it again in the future.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions


Pelham Avenue

Date / time:

Start: 30th April 2019

End: 9th July 2019

Time: 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Day: Tuesday

Fees / reductions:

Tuition fee: £65

Community Learning funded. See our Financial Help page for fee reduction information.

Course code: C028506 / Q028507


No qualification awarded


10 weeks

Level Other
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but a good standard of spoken and written English is required.

Teaching & assessment

Learners will be taught as a whole class, in small groups and one to one. Tutors will give regular verbal and written feedback. Learners will be required to complete an Individual learning plan (ILPs) encouraged to set their own personal targets as part of this course.


There may be opportunities to progress onto other courses both in the community and at Nottingham college sites. The course tutor can discuss appropriate opportunities for learners wishing to further their learning in this subject area.

Additional information

Please bring a 2B pencil and A3 drawing pad to the first session. The tutor will advise of any course materials needed for the rest of the course at the first session. All students are required to buy their own materials.

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